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Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Wednesday that Google and Apple will have to convince the public that the coronavirus contact tracing apps they are collaborating on will not lead to a violation of their privacy, as reported This is Money on Wednesday.
"I urgently want to know how Apple and Google will assure that consumers' privacy interests are strongly balanced with the legitimate needs of public health officials during the coronavirus pandemic," he said.
"A public health crisis cannot be a pretence to pave over our privacy laws or legitimise tech companies' intrusive data collection about American's personal lives," Blumenthal added.
Apple did not comment, but cited its release with Google which said that "privacy, transparency, and consent are of utmost importance."
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